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The birth of a ‘fascist’

Behind Enemy Lines

I didn’t start off as a fascist. Anybody who has an inkling about politics in my home country of India knows that the only role left for a reasonable observer is that of an obituarist. The burgeoning bureaucracies, endless corruption and the rampant nature of identity politics act to dissuade
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Episode #5: Coffee meets kink

Hard and Soft

On this episode of Hard and Soft, Chris and Josh interview Mir, the owner of Wicked Grounds, a kink cafe in San Francisco. Join us while we talk about how you can explore kink while grabbing a mocha–whether it’s in a cup or in a dog bowl. Thank you for
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Appointment of Carol Christ good for campus

UC Berkeley has narrowly avoided an apocalypse. With the appointment of Carol Christ to the position of chancellor, the campus has positioned itself to overcome the fiscal and administrative challenges that have afflicted public perception for years now. She is the most qualified person entering this job in recent memory.
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Cooking spoon love

Staying in Omelas

The 8 a.m. bell hadn’t even rung yet and sweat was already trickling down my back. The late summer sun simmered the humid air, foretelling triple-digit temperatures during lunch time. I was already cursing the long jeans my legs were sweltering in. The pink printed tank top and shorts I
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An ode from an edgy teen

Brave New World

I could not help but laugh at his love letter, which opened with “I’ll tell you something that you should hear. Female meme creators and female comedians generally are unattractive and unappealing.” Someone had taken time out of their day to lecture a stranger (in 800 words no less!) on
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